Last year’s closure of the Butterball turkey-processing plant in Longmont has city leaders pondering what to do with the plant. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about what might be next.
Sales of organic milk went up by 15 percent last year compared to 2010. People like the taste and perceived health benefits from cows free of artificial hormones and not fed grains exposed to pesticides.
A federal court in Denver this morning will hear the oil and gas industry’s appeal of a ruling by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that revoked dozens of drilling leases near national parks in Utah and Colorado. The hearing follows an unsuccessful challenge to the move by many companies and Utah counties.
Consider this your daily dose of fracking, just without the fluids. Pardon the poor taste in puns, but the process, short for "hydraulic fracturing", seems to be in the news just about once an hour these days and today is no exception.
The avearage age of a US car hit an all time high in 2011.
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The average age of vehicles hit a record high in 2011 of 10.8 years. The fact that cars and trucks are getting older sounds like bad news for the state’s new auto sales. However, Tim Jackson, President of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association says dealers are selling more cars even as the age of the average car grows.